Cressida Brown

Cressida Brown is artistic director of Offstage Theatre.  She conceived, curated and directed Walking the Tightrope:  the tension between Art and Politics (2015) featuring plays by Caryl Churchill, April De Angelis, Sarah Solemani, Mark Ravenhill, Evan Placey,  Ryan Craig, Julia Pascal, Neil LaBute; Omar El-Khairy and Timberlake Wertenbaker (an Offstage production, in association with Theatre Uncut and in partnership with Free Word Centre at Theatre Deli; co-production with Underbelly Productions).

She is Associate Artist at the Yard Theatre & Theatre Uncut,  She has been awarded the Artist International Development Bursary from British Council and ACE, has twice been the recipient of the Big Boost fund for Social Enterprise, in 2007 was the recipient of Bulldog Prinsep bursary at the National Theatre Studio, was granted Fellowship of the Centre of Excellence in Theatre Training and was a workshop Facilitator for Synergy, Arts Ed, RADA, LAMDA, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Central, Tricycle, RSC, BOV/NT regional tour.

Cressida’s credits include: Dying For It by Moira Buffini (2015) Royal and Derngate, Uni of Northampton; Re:Home  (2015) by Anna Jordan, Bruntwood Prize winner (a sequel to Offstage’s debut production HOME,on it’s 10 year anniversary, and winner of the Kevin Spacey Award 2015);  CAUGHT by Christopher Chen (2015)  Arcola Theatre; SHAKESPEARE TOUR (2015)  Watermill Theatre; Accidental Brummie (2015)  Birmingham Rep. A promenade play around the library and theatre; Macbeth (2014)  Outdoor production by Notredame, Paris Shakespeare & Co’s Bard En Seine, Paris; Boat Play (2014)  Offstage, RADA and Livett Launches, staged on Queen Elizabeth pleasure boat (a traveling boat play along the Thames based on interviews with river dwellers); Love and Information (2014)  Bristol Old Vic Theatre; The Tempest (2013)  Royal Shakespeare Company, Roy Bowen Theatre, OSU, Ohio, USA, Amphibians by Steve Waters (about former Olympic swimmers staged in the Bridewell Theatre’s derelict pool, 2011); Pheadre Racine (2009a promenade production around Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh), Home by Gbolahan Obisesan (2006, staged in a doomed tower block on the Beaumont Estate).

Related Sessions
Saturday 17 October 2015, 16.00 Cinema 2

Hunger in the UK: the food banks phenomenon

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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